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Expert: 2019 European Parliament election

Between 23 and 26 May 2019, the EU’s citizens will elect a new European Parliament. Polls are showing a rise of euroskeptic but also green parties in most countries, while the party groups that are traditionally best represented in the European Parliament seem to be on the losing end.

To discuss the election, a public forum will be held with four EU experts who will discuss the current key issues of EU integration and engage in an open debate with the event’s participants.

Published: 16 May 2019

Experts: Air Canada will buy Air Transat

Air Canada will buy Air Transat, offering $13 a share, or about $ 520 million, for its rival. (La Presse)

Here are experts to comment what this transaction means for the consumers and the industry:

Published: 16 May 2019

Media Advisory: Talking Science in the Age of Fake News

Members of the media are invited to attend an event celebrating the 20th anniversary of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society.

Published: 14 May 2019

Expert: WhatsApp security flaw

"WhatsApp has revealed a vulnerability in its system that could have allowed hackers access to its users' phones, with a London-based human rights lawyer possibly among the targets.

Published: 14 May 2019

Experts: Secularism Bill 21

Legislative hearings into Quebec's secularism bill started yesterday and will run until May 16. Here's an expert from McGill University that can provide comment on that issue:

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Published: 8 May 2019

Experts: 2019 Quebec Floods

Here are McGill University professors who can comment on the flooding situation in Quebec:

Published: 29 Apr 2019

Expert: World Maternal Mental Health Day (May 1)

May 1 is World Maternal Mental Health Day. Life changes around pregnancy make women more vulnerable to mental illness. The negative cycle of poverty and mental illness impact on a woman’s ability to function and thrive. This may also directly affect her foetus or child, with long-lasting physical, cognitive and emotional outcomes.

Published: 26 Apr 2019

Expert: Earth Day (April 22)

Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.

Published: 18 Apr 2019

Expert: how to restore Notre-Dame de Paris?

"A fire swept across the top of the Notre Dame Cathedral while the soaring Paris landmark was under renovations Monday, collapsing its spire and threatening one of the world's greatest architectural treasures." (CTV News)

Published: 16 Apr 2019

Expert: 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization

On April 11, the International Labour Organization (ILO) will celebrate its 100th anniversary and Adelle Blackett, Canada Research Chair in Transnational Labour Law and Development, is available to discuss with reporters why this organization is still relevant today.

Published: 9 Apr 2019

Expert: Ethiopian Airlines air crash

"A jetliner carrying 157 people crashed shortly after takeoff from the Ethiopian capital Sunday, killing everyone aboard and carving a crater into the ground, authorities said. At least 35 nationalities were among the dead, including 18 Canadians." (CBC)

Published: 11 Mar 2019

Experts: 2019 Canadian Federal Election

Here are McGill professors and researchers that are available to comment on the upcoming Canadian Federal Election. The election is scheduled to take place on October 21, 2019.

Published: 18 Feb 2019

Experts: New Canada's Food Guide

"Instead of eating four food groups, Canadians are now encouraged to follow three guidelines on what to eat regularly, what to avoid and the importance of cooking and preparing meals at home." (CBC)

Here are two McGill experts from the School of Human Nutrition who are available to answer media requests on the newly released Canadian food guide:

Published: 22 Jan 2019

Experts: What to expect from Brexit?

The March 29th Brexit deadline is coming fast for the United Kingdom and the European Union. What then can we expect from Brexit? Here are McGill experts available to answer your questions:

Published: 16 Jan 2019

Experts: COP24 UN Climate Change Conference

Sébastien Jodoin, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University

“For the last twenty years, international negotiations in the field of climate change have failed to lead to effective measures for reducing carbon emissions in line with the recommendations provided by the scientific community.

Published: 4 Dec 2018

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